Make summer last forever with Lemonade Lip Balm

Make summer last forever with Lemonade Lip Balm

Robyn Stevens

I’m trying to make summer last a bit longer since my family didn’t get much of one — still sheltering at home in Southern California. So I’ve made a really simple lip balm DIY that smells like citrus and gives my lips a soft shine. I didn’t have any beeswax at home, so needed to come up with a workaround. The answer: Mango Butter. A raw butter that is both soft and solid and whips up to a creamy consistency.

Lemonade Lip Balm

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons Green Leaf Naturals Mango Butter

1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil

1/2 teaspoon coconut manna (sometimes known as coconut butter —not coconut oil, not cocoa butter)

6 drops lemon essential oil

2 drops orange essential oil

2 drops grapefruit essential oil

2 drops bergamot essential oil

Directions:

In a double boiler, melt mango butter and coconut manna. When melted (it happens VERY quickly!), add 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba oil. Cool down for about 10 minutes. Add essential oil. I used a blend of several, but you could use 10-12 drops of lemon only, if you prefer! Whisk. Add melted liquid into containers.

I allowed my balms to harden on the counter, but you could also put in fridge!

I love this concoction — it gives my lips a nice shine and the scent makes me smile. I’ll be using it well into the cooler months to give me the sense summer.

Enjoy!